Windows Defender is a built-in antivirus provided by Windows to protect your computer from viruses or malware. The existence of Windows Defender as a Windows default antivirus can be said to be very useful. In fact, with Windows Defender, you will actually no longer need to install another antivirus application. This is because Windows Defender already has the features and capabilities to protect your computer or laptop from malware or virus attacks.
To protect your computer from virus or malware interference or attack, Windows Defender will provide protection at all times. This is done by conducting inspections and taking action against threats at any time, or so-called real-time protection. However, there are times when you need to turn off or disable Windows Defender. For example, when you want to install an application or run a program that is considered virus by Windows Defender.
There are some applications or programs that when run will be regarded as viruses by Windows Defender. These applications usually have a function to crack against other applications. One example is KMS Auto Lite which is commonly used to activate Microsoft Office 2013 or 2016 or Windows activation. Therefore, when you want to run the KMS Auto Lite program, you will need to disable Windows Defender for a while. But, not only that, there are many other applications that could be regarded as viruses.
Shutting down Windows Defender while time
To run a crack application or program, it will usually be regarded as a virus by Windows Defender. Therefore, you need to turn off or disable Windows Defender that is used for a while, be it on Windows 8.1 or Windows 10. To that end, in this article will be discussed on how to turn off Windows Defender on Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 for a while.
Shutting down Windows Defender Windows 8.1
To disable the Windows Defender function for a while, you must deactivate the real-time protection feature in Windows Defender. Thus, your computer will not be checked continuously at any time. To disable Windows Defender in Windows 8.1, please refer to the following steps.
The first step you have to do is, please open or run Windows Defender on Windows 8.1. You can perform a search on the Start Menu.
In the Windows Defender window, please click the Settings tab. Then, to shut down Windows Defender for a while, please remove the Checkup (uncheck) on Turn on real-time Protection (recomended). Then, click Save Changes to save your changes.
Thus you have managed to disable real-time protection or turn off Windows Defender in Windows 8.1. To reactivate, please click on the Turn on real-time Protection (recomended).
Shutting down Windows Defender Windows 10
Just like Windows Defender in Windows 8.1, you can stop the function of Windows Defender by disabling the real-time protection feature. You can follow these steps to turn off Windows Defender in Windows 10.
The first step to do is to open or run the Windows Defender Security Center. You can do a Windows Defender search on Windows 10 Start Menu.
In the Windows Defender Security Center window, please click the & Threat protection Virus or the shield image found on the left-hand panel. Then click Virus & Threat Protection settings in the right panel.
To turn off Windows Defender while on Windows 10, please change the Real-time protection from On to OFF.
After performing the steps above, Windows Defender in Windows 10 will be disabled. To reactivate, you just need to change the Real-time protection from OFF to On.
Turn off Windows Security on Windows 10 October 2018 Update
On the release of Windows 10 October 2018 Update, a lot of new features are presented. One of the new features of Windows 10 October 2018 Update is a change from Windows Defender to Windows Security. So, Windows Defender is no longer a default antivirus contained in a separate application, but it has been added to the Windows Settings.
How to disable Windows Security (Windows Defender) in Windows 10 build 1809 is also of course different from the previous version. You can follow these instructions if you want to turn off Windows Security on Windows 10 October 2018 Update for a while.
The first step is please go to Windows 10 settings ie Windows Settings. In the Windows Settings window, please click Update & Security.
Next, on the left-hand panel, please click Windows Security. Then on the right-hand panel, please click Virus & Threat Protection to open Windows Security.
In the Windows Security window, please click Manage Settings in the Virus & Threat Protection Settings section.
The last step to turn off Windows Security is please change the status of Real-time protection to OFF. When you want to reactivate Windows Security, then simply change it back to On.
That’s how to turn off Windows Defender for a while on Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, as well as turn off Windows Security on Windows 10 October 2018 Update. After you turn it off, please run the program or application you want to use. When it is finished, it is strongly recommended to activate Windows Defender again so that your computer has protection from viruses or malware. If you do not permanently turn Windows Defender on or off, it is likely that the computer used to attack viruses or malware will be enormous.